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Poster: stratocaster Date: Jun 18, 2014 7:36pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: GDTRFB 72 >81 . What changed ?

what changed the dynamic significantly was the dropping of the NFA>GDTRFB medleys and the eventual placement of the tune as a post space song, typically in a wharf rat, around and around, sugar mag sequence of some sort...it's funny you stop at 81, the best version of this song for my money post retirement is 04-25-1983 spectrum, Garcia is on fire, perhaps foregoing the sweet element alluded to, but this version is pretty developed...I am partial to both 04-29-71 and 05-19-1974 if I'm reaching for a version that nails it to the wall...

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Poster: Dudley Dead Date: Jun 18, 2014 8:00pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: GDTRFB 72 >81 . What changed ?

Why did I stop at 81? Because what I was looking for it's evolution to what it what it became in the 80's . Sort of found what I was looking for . And ... the "spirit is willing..." I got tired . That Philly version IS hot . And it does have an opening solo . If I had the guts, I would go to the end, and also check to see which one dropped the "We Bid You Goodnight" melody etc.
As for the 5/19/74 show, I found all the ones in the year to be interesting, often with Billy, and Keith sort of varying their approaches . The ones I chose were to show continuity with the ones from 72-73 (also they are the first and last in 74) .
There would be a separate category for those pre-Keiths . I know some people think they are the best, and that Fillmore one is up there .
What do you think of those Europe ones ? I though that 5/7 one was a monster . , and the 100 Year Hall One . etc.

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Poster: c-freedom Date: Jun 19, 2014 6:37pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: GDTRFB 72 >81 . What changed ?

I found this on you tube and it is a very nice recording.
Phil and Keith very up front in the mix.
Grateful Dead - Goin' Down The Road Feeling Bad 5-14-74
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4aLG3VxhLR4